KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning after Johnny Cueto's impressive Chicago debut, and the White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Monday night in the opener of a five-game series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Johnny Cueto is back in the majors, this time with the Chicago White Sox.
The 36-year-old Cueto was brought up from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, and the right-hander was slated to start the opener of a five-game series at Kansas City.
Capsules of National League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Logan Webb turned a heavy two-seam fastball and a new-found confidence into a breakout 2021 season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball's free-agent frenzy was fun while it lasted.
Less than two weeks after it started, it's pretty much over.
Now that the dust has settled, some of the biggest moves weren't a huge surprise: Freddie Freeman is closer to home with the Dodgers, Nick Castellanos chose the Phillies while Trevor Story picked the Red Sox.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Alex Cobb is close to finalizing an agreement with the San Francisco Giants, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Cobb still must pass a physical to complete the deal.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Wade Miley was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from Cincinnati on Friday, a surprising cost-cutting move by the Reds.
A left-hander who turns 35 on Nov. 13, Miley was 12-7 with a 3.37 ERA in 28 starts, and he threw his first career no-hitter in a 3-0 win at Cleveland on May 7.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto is not on the San Francisco Giants' roster for the NL Division Series as manager Gabe Kapler went with his established bullpen after the right-hander missed time through the season with elbow troubles.
San Diego Padres (74-68, third in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (93-50, first in the NL West)
San Francisco; Monday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Yu Darvish (8-9, 3.95 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 174 strikeouts) Giants: Dominic Leone (3-3, 1.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
San Francisco Giants (90-50, first in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (65-76, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: TBD Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (14-6, 4.65 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 118 strikeouts)
A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Johnny Cueto was scratched from his scheduled start for San Francisco on Monday night against Milwaukee because of cold and flu-like symptoms, while fellow Giants starter Alex Wood tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford doubled home two runs in his first at-bat after coming back from a left oblique strain and the majors-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in San Francisco having just dropped three of four to the Rockies at Coors Field in frustrating fashion.
Holding off the Giants in two close games now has the Cardinals believing they're right back on track as the All-Star break nears.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto took the mound in his absolute element — a big, loud crowd back filling the ballpark seats again at last for a local rivalry game.
“When I looked around I felt really good,” Cueto said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto struck out five in six uneven innings, Brandon Belt homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Friday night.
LaMonte Wade Jr. doubled, tripled and drove in two runs as the Giants won in manager Gabe Kapler’s first home game against his former team.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber became the sixth player in the history of the Washington Nationals and Montreal Expos franchise to homer in both the first and second innings, driving in four runs in a 5-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs in helping the Chicago Cubs avoid a four-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
“The home runs come when I'm not trying to do too much,” Wisdom said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto danced and dazzled on the mound like the entertainer he is, and the Giants gave him three home runs to take a little pressure off — and take back first place in the tight NL West after a magnificent May.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The San Francisco Giants finished off a four-game sweep of Cincinnati Reds in emphatic fashion, hammering the Reds with season highs of 19 runs and 16 hits, then headed home with the best record in the major leagues.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Cronenworth hit a splash shot, Fernando Tatis Jr. also connected off Johnny Cueto and the San Diego Padres roughed up the San Francisco Giants 11-1 Sunday.
Padres starter Chris Paddack pitched three scoreless innings and left with a 5-0 lead...
A look at what's happening in the majors on Saturday:
Gerrit Cole tries for his 20th straight regular-season win when he pitches for the Yankees at Tampa Bay...